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Travel Tuesday

Emerging from the fog

This week’s Travel Tuesday is only traveling back a couple of years.

I used to live in the town of Southampton on the Lake Huron shoreline in Ontario. A couple of summers ago I was back in the town and went down to the shoreline. It was foggy out over Lake Huron and when this green kayak appeared out of the fog it made the photo.

 

Travel Tuesday: Emerging from the fog

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Rough with the Smooth

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Rough with the Smooth prompt.

I had no ideas for this prompt until I was thinking about going down to the local bay for the sunrise. Which is when the idea of rough and smooth water occurred to me and at that point two photos were obvious picks for the challenge.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning

Rough water on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario at sunrise.

 

Weekly Prompts: Surface

A mirror smooth section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan at sunset in the autumn.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Distance

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Distance.

On reading the prompt I thought of the distances some bird species cover on migration.

That made me think of the Red Knot, one individual ringed in Argentina breeds in the Canadian arctic. It’s officially known as B95, the identification on the orange ring on its leg. It’s nicknamed Moonbird having flown more than the distance to the moon on its migrations.

This is a juvenile Red Knot on the Lake Huron shoreline on autumn migration. It hatched from an egg in the summer and has already travelled from the Canadian arctic and could travel as far as South America on its first migration.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Summer

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which for the month of July has themes of the seasons, the first is Summer.

As the month has a theme I decided to go with a theme for each of the season posts. I decided to go with one bird, one scenic and one flora or fauna subject for each season and to make the three photos as varied as possible.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Connect

An American White Pelican on a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada. Taken while sitting in the water to keep cool in the summer of 1999.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River in Southampton on the Lake Huron shoreline in Ontario, Canada. The 30th photo taken with my then new Olympus E-410 in the summer of 2007.

 

Throwback Thursday: 11th June 2020

Two Common Frogs waiting to catch insects visiting the Thyme flowers in a Hatherton, Cheshire, England garden in the summer of 1988.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Summer Traditions

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Summer Traditions.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of the traditional Canada Day fireworks. I don’t know where or if there will be fireworks on Canada Day this year so here’s a look back at some from previous years.

As the 1st July fell within the week of this challenge I delayed posting until Canada Day.

 

Friendly Friday: Summer Traditions

Canada Day fireworks in Bluewater Park on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

 

Weekly Prompts: Celebration

Canada Day fireworks on Monument Hill in the village of Punnichy, Saskatchewan.

 

Friendly Friday: Summer Traditions

Canada Day fireworks on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

WWE #31: Windblown Heron

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #31 Photo Challenge.

I started photographing this windblown Great Blue Heron soon after sunrise. This is one of the earlier photos before I started moving slowly closer to the bird. I spent an hour or so moving closer one step at a time.

I was watching the body language of the heron and would stop and turn away from the it if it started fidgeting. Eventually I was close enough to fill the frame with the bird but I rather like the solitude of the heron in the frame in this early photo.

 

WWE #31: Windblown Heron

A windblown Great Blue Heron on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat.

When the prompt was posted this part of Ontario had dropped from 30°C to 12°C in the space of 48 hours. So I decided to go with a small selection of photos from my archives taken when I remembered some detail about the heat.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat

Donington Park race circuit in the early 1980s. I was a motorcycle racing guy, I had gone to Donington Park to check out an up and coming racer people were talking about called Ayrton Senna. So of course, I got photos of lots of cars apart from Ayrton Senna. It was that hot in the sun I ended up with blisters on my right ear.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Connect

Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan in the late 1990s. I wanted to get as close to eye level with the American White Pelicans as possible. That meant either lying in the hot sun at the edge of the channel or setting up a tripod in the water and sitting in the water behind it.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Feel the Heat

A section of the Lake Huron shoreline at dawn in the mid 2000s. I had gone down to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario at dawn as it was only going to get hotter as the day went on. I had recently got a new, plastic bodied digital camera and remember wondering how hot it could get before the heat started affecting the camera.